The Cairns Slipways dockyard has a proud history of providing ship repair and maintenance services to the Royal Australian Navy. For more than 30 years, the Royal Australian Navy has utilised the Slipways’ extensive wharfage, in-water repair facilities, 1200 tonne main slipway, side slip, 60 meter dry dock and fully enclosed refit sheds. BSE Cairns Slipways is in close proximity to the HMAS Cairns naval base.
In Brisbane, BSE has the capabilities to dock vessels to 2500 tonnes lightship and 100 meters LOA. BSE Brisbane Slipways is located in the historic Cairncross marine precinct, adjacent to a panamax class graving dock and in the heart of Brisbane’s marine industry support services.
BSE Cairns Slipways has been servicing defence vessels since 1968, including:
Quality Assurance AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008
Defence Recognised Supplier
BSE Maritime Solutions, trading as Brisbane Slipways Operations and BSE Cairns Slipways, provides ship repair, ship maintenance, slipways dockings, shipping safety management systems, and superyacht refit services to superyacht, barge, ferry, dredge, towage and shipping operators throughout Australia, the South Pacific and Great Barrier Reef regions from its shipyards in the Port of Brisbane (next to Forgacs shipyard and upstream from Brisbane Shiplifts, Brisbane Marine Industry Park and Viking Industries Shiplift) and also in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby the Cairns Marlin Marina, Sailfish Quay, Norship and Tropical Reef Shipyard. Berthage in Brisbane is available at Rivergate Marina and from the Port of Brisbane Authority. The ship dockyard slipways service customers throughout tropical Queensland; from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast, and from New South Wales; Sydney Harbour, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Yamba, Clarence River, Tweed Heads, and South Coast regions. International clients come from Pacific Island nations and cities including Noumea, New Caledonia, Port Vila, Vanuatu, Suva, Fiji, Apia, Samoa, Tonga, Guam, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, and Tahiti.